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Raptors visit Cavaliers in NBA clash

Toronto RaptorsCleveland Cavaliers
31-25February 25, 2014, 07:00 | Quicken Loans Arena22-35

Cleveland looks to cover the Cavaliers-Raptors pointspread on Tuesday and improve its overall 22-35 mark when they host Toronto in NBA action.

The Cavaliers sit at 22-35 (26-31 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Raptors are currently 31-25 (33-22-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cleveland is 25-32 OU, and Toronto is 29-27 OU. (Note: follow us on Twitter for line updates and injuries news).

View Toronto Raptors vs Cleveland Cavaliers Odds and Stats.

For bettors going with the Cavaliers in this one, they were listed earlier as 4.5-point underdogs on the betting line at Bovada. Totals bettors have seen that number set at 193 for Tuesday at shops such as 5Dimes.

This game pits the Cavaliers, currently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NBA Power Rankings, against the Raptors, who rate No. 6 in the most recent survey. Meanwhile, math and computer handicapping models run on this game predict a 94-87 victory for the Raptors.

The Raptors were a 105-90 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Magic. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (195) made winners of OVER bettors. The Raptors got a 28-point performance from Kyle Lowry as Toronto ran past Orlando 105-90 on Sunday at Air Canada Centre.

Cleveland lost its last outing, a 96-83 result against the Wizards on February 23. The Cavaliers failed to cover in that game as a 1.5-point underdog, while the 179 combined points took the game UNDER the total. Cleveland suffered a 96-83 loss against Washington on Sunday, getting 17 points from Luol Deng in a losing effort at Quicken Loans Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cleveland's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 96.72 PPG, against a Raptors defense that ranks No. 4 at 96.52 PPG. The Cavaliers field goal percentage has averaged 42.38% so far, less than the Raptors shooters have achieved on the year, 44% per game.

A few Raptors at Cavaliers trends to consider:
Toronto is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Toronto is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Toronto's last 15 games on the road
Toronto is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Cleveland
Cleveland is 7-1 ATS in its last 8 games
Cleveland is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cleveland's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Cleveland's last 13 games at home

Next up:
Toronto home to Washington, Thursday, February 27th
Cleveland at Oklahoma City, Wednesday, February 26th